2018 International Goalkeeper Coaches Presenters

Each year our goal is to bring you top goalkeeper coaches from around the world.


More presenters will continue to be announced throughout the next couple months.

John Achterberg

First Team Goalkeeper Coach
Liverpool FC


Jose Sambade

First Team Goalkeeper Coach
Fulham FC, UK

Prior to Fulham FC, Jose's goalkeeper coaching experience included Baniyas SC (EUA Lig), Besiktas JK (Turkey Super Lig) and Real Club Deportivo de la Coruna (Spanish La Liga) just to name a few. Also, Jose is the current Director/Teacher at the Master course for Goalkeeper Coaches, Physical Education for Football and Football Club Management by the Real Federacion Española de Futbol.

View Jose Sambade goallkeeper training video.

Thomas Schlieck

Head of Goalkeeping/Goalkeeper Coach
Borussia Dortmund

Prior to Borussia Dortmund, Thomas was local head of Goalkeeping Development at RB Leipzig, Head of Goalkeeping Development and Goalkeeping Coach at FC Schalke 04 and Goalkeeping coach DSC Arminia Bielefeld and Bundesliga and academy.

Andrew Sparkes

Head of Academy Goalkeeping
Swansea City

Previously  Head of Academy Goalkeeping | u18 GK Coach

View an example of Andrew Sparke's goalkeeper training session at Swansea City and part of his session at last year's IGCC17.

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Lloyd Yaxley

First Team Goalkeeper Coach - Orlando Pride

Lloyd has been the first team goalkeeper coach at Orlando Pride since 2017. Prior to moving to Orlando, Lloyd was the Washington Spirit Goalkeeper Coach from 2013-2016. He has also coached at varying age group across US Soccer including the Senior Women's National Team. Lloyd has worked with numerous goalkeepers including Ashlyn Harris, Steph Labbe and Alyssa Naher to name a few.


John Cone, PhD.

Founder/CEO Fit For 90 and
USSF: Sports Science Consultant & Coach Educator

John holds his USSF A license, is a certified strength and conditioning coach (CSCS) and the only American holder of the esteemed FA Fitness Trainers’ Award (2004). Previously, John was a MLS goalkeeper coach at Sporting FC and a former goalkeeper coach at UNC Chapel Hill, just to name a few.



Lee Kendall, goalkeeper coach, presents at International Goalkeeper Coaches Conference

Phil Wheddon

Director and Founder of International Goalkeeper Coaches Conference

From the World Cup to the Olympics, Phil Wheddon has enjoyed success at soccer’s most prestigious events. He helped guide the United States to consecutive gold medals, including the 2008 crown in Beijing. Phil has trained some of the best goalkeepers in the world, including Hope Solo, Brianna Scurry, Tim Howard and Kasey Keller to name a few. Phil is also the director of GK One.



Uhlsport goalkeeper coaches
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